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Offline Dylan

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pilau rice (restaurant style)
« on: April 11, 2005, 11:29 AM »
Rinse the basmati rice until the liquid coming off it becomes clear. Then boil it in salted water along with a few pieces of cassia bark, a couple of bay leaves, a piece of star anise, a couple of cloves. Slightly undercook it then drain off the hot water. Return to pan with a knob of ghee. Cover with a tea towel (off the heat) for ten minutes.It will steam in the residual heat. Then add a tiny drop of red and green food coloring (just the cake baking stuff) and cover for a further ten minutes. Finally, fluff with a fork. It should be light and fluffy, with that restaurant "jeweled" effect from the colorings. This rice reheats excellently in a microwave. It also freezes well.

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Re: pilau rice (restaurant style)
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 12:25 PM »
I am happy to confirm this method works a treat!
I love lentils - why don't they love me back? :(


 

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